The Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) Research Team is pleased to announce research awards of $7,500 to support innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship based on IDEALS data. IDEALS is a national, longitudinal research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity. Designed in partnership with Matthew Mayhew (The Ohio State University), Alyssa Rockenbach (North Carolina State University), and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), IDEALS focuses on students’ perceptions of and engagement with worldview diversity and how collegiate experiences shape students’ pluralism orientations and attitudes toward others. The awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Questions? Please contact Cassie Meyer, Academic Initiatives Consultant at IFYC ( or 312.573.8835).

Before applying, applicants should review the following materials to learn more about the IDEALS project and dataset:

IDEALS Codebook 

Study Overview

Relevant Reports

Request for Proposals

Project Timeline

September 18, 2017 – Awards announced

October 19, 2017 – Data orientation & workshop in Columbus, Ohio

Summer 2018 – Manuscript drafts due to IDEALS research team

September 13-14, 2018– Research and practice symposium showcasing the work of awardees in Atlanta, GA

Winter/Spring 2019 – Final manuscripts due to research team for publication